Pharmacotherapy | Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy | Combination Pharmacotherapy and Psychotherapy | Other Psychotherapy
Advances in recent decades in the pharmacotherapy of OCD have
been quite dramatic and have generated a great deal of excitement
for successful treatment of this disorder. What was previously thought
to be a rare, psychodynamically laden, and difficult-to-treat illness
now appears to have a strong biological component and to respond
well to potent serotonin reuptake blockers. The pharmacological
approach to treatment of OCD is summarized in Table 12–27.